"Audrey DuBois Harris sang 'Vissi d'Arte' from Puccini's Tosca with a honeyed tone. Her pianissimi were exquisite, and she truly had us under her spell. Her gospel-like glorious singing of 'Amazing Grace' took us on a stairway to paradise." -Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Critically acclaimed, international classical artist Audrey DuBois Harris has graced the world's stages in opera, classical, jazz, sacred, gospel and inspirational music. Celebrated for possessing an incomporable voice of rich splendor, extraordinary beauty, exquisite artistry and soulful intensity. Her inspiring voice displays Ms. DuBois Harris on a global stage where she stands as one of the most exciting artists in the genre.
"There are times when one feels that out of body experience of being present at the creation. Such was the thrill of witnessing a new star on the horizon. Soprano Audrey DuBois Harris' riveting singing was magical. Her delicate phrasing, soft passages, dramatic contrast, stage demeanor and final ascendancy took us all to some higher heavenly realm." -Opera L
Ms. DuBois Harris' debut album Testimony, is a soaring and stirring inspirational collection of iconic hymns of faith and songs of praise. An effortless blend of classical and gospel styles, Testimony beautifully portrays Ms. DuBois Harris's deep rooted faith and love of God while conveying the message of grace and hope. Filled with all new arrangements of timeless and relevant hymns; including Amazing Grace, It Is Well, Because He Lives, The Lord's Prayer and other favorites. Recorded and produced at the legendary Gaither Studios with celebrated conductor, pianist & artist Damien Sneed (co-arranger/ pianist) and award winning producer and engineer, Jerroll Lehman (co-producer/ orchestrator). Ms. DuBois Harris recently recorded a LIVE in-studio performance on SiriusXM Radio (NYC) of her title track song from her project, Testimony: God Can Do Anything But Fail. Set to air across the United States and around the world in 2016.
Most recently, Ms. DuBois Harris performed on Télé Québec's nationally syndicated television show: Deux Hommes En Hor. In an Ivy League University tour, she performed at Yale University and Princeton University. She inspired at TEDx Montreal Women and sang for the opening of the White House hosted Florida Highwaymen exhibit at the Montreal Art Center. Presented by The US Consulate General In Montreal, US Ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, US Consul General in Montreal, Nina Fite and Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, Kay Mayfield. She was also privileged to be a part of the First National Assembly of Quebec recognized Nelson Mandela Day celebration in Quebec. Hosted at the historic Union United Church where President Nelson Mandela visited and spoke during his first trip to Canada after becoming President of South Africa. She performed in concert in Los Angeles, CA. where she shared the stage with Dove Award winning gospel recording artist, Wess Morgan, First Lady of Praise and Worship, Dr. Judith Christie McCallister, Actor and singer-songwriter, Chaz Shepherd, and music icon, Stevie Wonder. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has featured Ms. DuBois Harris in several of her gospel concerts; including: Aretha Franklin Presents: A Two Night Revival, Aretha Presents: GospelFest and Aretha Presents: The Gospel Legends in Detroit, MI. She also dazzled The White House in a White House hosted Christmas event where she presented a full program of sacred and gospel selections as well as an assortment of classic Christmas carols. In addition to singing both the American and Canadian National Anthems on many occasions for The U.S. Consulate General Montreal and The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, she has performed on several occasions as the 'President's Soloist'; singing The National Anthem for President Barack Obama. Ms. DuBois Harris performed in a Knight Foundation sponsored gospel concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Fl.; marking her highly anticipated hometown return. This concert featured Damien Sneed, The Levites, the award winning Miami Mass Choir and the Boys and Girls Choir of South Florida. Other notable engagements consists of an Asheville Lyric Opera sponsored concert of Opera, Art Songs, Spirituals & Hymns; and a U.S. State Department sponsored tour of Russia. Under the baton of Maestro Anatolia Chepurnov and Maestro Sergei Kondrashev, Ms. DuBois Harris performed in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia and Dubna with the Orpheus Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic. She was privileged to perform in concert at The US Embassy in Moscow, Russia as a U.S. Arts Ambassador.
Ms. DuBois Harris is the creator of Voices of Opera: A Soulful Celebration concert series. An exciting experience of Opera, Broadway, Jazz & Gospel that features an array of today's top classical vocalists. Most recently, it was presented in New York by The Cedarmore Corporation and sponsored in large by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. She is also the co-creator of Celebrate Hymn, a spirit-filled concert of hymns experienced in a new way through Classical, Gospel & Jazz, shared with accomplished Soprano, Jolie Rocke Brown.
Ms. DuBois Harris was the 'Official Day Soloist' for the 108th, 107th and the 105th Church of God in Christ (COGIC) Holy Convocation. Introduced by the President of the COGIC International Music Department and First Lady of Praise and Worship, Dr. Judth Christie McCallister; it airs LIVE around the world to more than 2 million viewers on The Word Network and to more than 40,000 people in attendance at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. On the international telecast of TBN's Praise The Lord program, she joined multi-award winning Gospel Superstar, Pastor Donnie McClurkin. While introducing Ms. DuBois Harris, Pastor McClurkin described her singing as a "unique, cultural, anointed ministry".
Her talent has allowed her to excel at the greatest classical repertoires. Notable opera performances include Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme with The New Britain Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Willie Waters, the title role in Verdi's Aida with both Opera of the Hamptons & New Rochelle Opera under the baton of Maestro Gregory Ortega, Betty Shabazz in Davis' X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X for NYC Opera's series 'Opera Matters' at Harlem's Schomburg Center, the title role of internationally renowned African-American soprano Ellabelle Davis in The Gentle Lark of New Rochelle in NY, Bess in a United Kingdom tour of Porgy & Bess, Tigrana in Puccini's Edgar with DiCapo Opera conducted by Maestro Louis Solemno, and Micaela in Carmen at both Houston Ebony Opera and Connecticut Opera under the baton of Maestro Willie Waters. Other notable classical performances include Rossini's Stabat Mater with The Choral Society of the Hamptons led by Maestro Mark Mangini, Vaughn Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem with The Rockland County Choral Society under the baton of Maestro Philip Hagemann, and Gershwin's Porgy & Bess with the Richmond Symphony conducted by Maestro Steven Smith.
An avid recitalist and concert performer, Ms. DuBois Harris has performed with the Gerda Lissner Foundation at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Harlem's Apollo Theater, New Rochelle Opera in Westchester, NY, Opera Noire of NY at NYC's Manhattan Center under the baton of Maestro Willie Waters, The Source of NY in NYC, The Breast Cancer Society of Barbados in Barbados, The Library of Congress in Washington, DC. honoring the victims of 9/11, The Marcello Giordani Foundation Gala Concert at Merkin Hall honoring opera soprano, Renata Scotto, and as a soloist on tour with The American Spiritual Ensemble. She performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for both the premiere of Wynton Marsalis' mass: 'Abyssinian 200: A Celebration' and the occasion of Wynton Marsalis' 50th Birthday celebration broadcast on PBS conducted by Composer/ Arranger/ Conductor/ Pianist, Damien Sneed. American conductor and founder of Opera Orchestra of NY, Eve Queler featured Ms. DuBois Harris in her annual opera gala concert: Eve Queler & Friends in Blandford, MA. She also performed as a special guest artist with New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera under the baton of Maestro Anthony Morss, and as a guest artist with Palm Beach Opera under the baton of Maestro Anton Guadagno. World renowned opera tenor, Marcello Giordani featured Ms. DuBois Harris in Catania and Augusta, Italy as a special guest artist in his concerts: Marcello & Friends with the Grande Orchestra Filarmonica under the baton of Maestro Giuseppe Acquaviva.
Audrey DuBois Harris has won numerous competitions and vocal awards. A few to note: The Marcello Giordani Foundation International Competition (Italy), New Jersey Verismo Opera Competition, Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition & Audience Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Eastern Region District), Opera Index Foundation Vocal Competition, Florida Grand Opera Vocal Competition and the Palm Beach Opera Competition.
Shining light on worthy causes, Ms. DuBois Harris has extended her voice for such foundations as: Yele Haiti (Founded by Grammy Award Winner, Wyclef Jean), Helping Hands Bring Sunshine, Stroke of Hope, Saved for Life, PepsiCo Foundation, Midnight Run, and The American Red Cross. She has also shared her music extensively with younger generations through numerous outreach appearances, masterclasses, community programs and concerts.
A native of Miami, Florida, Ms. DuBois Harris is a graduate of both the New World School of the Arts in Miami and The Juilliard School in NYC.